Banana Split Trifle

Words can NOT express the scrumdiddlyumptious (remember that word from “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory?” ) factor of this recipe!

I found this at Dishing With Leslie and had to share. It’s definitely a keeper, and expected to become a family favorite.

Leslie says:

I used vanilla wafers in this one. It’s also really good if you make it with pound cake, sponge cake, or even brownies! Do what you like and make it your own. So good!
1 package instant banana pudding (5.1 oz size)
3 cups of milk (for pudding)
1 cup heavy cream
1 Tbs powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract (coconut is nice too)
1 box vanilla wafers
2 cups chopped pineapple
4 bananas, sliced
1 pint strawberries, sliced
juice of one lemon
chocolate syrup
chopped nuts (I use walnuts)
maraschino cherries
Prepare pudding as directed on package, and sit in fridge to chill and firm. Next, in a medium bowl, beat cream, just until stiff peaks are ABOUT to form. Then, beat in your powdered sugar, and extract of choice, until stiff peaks DO form. Make sure not to over beat, or you will end up with very sweet butter! Set in fridge until you are ready to assemble.
Smile! (You just made homemade whipped cream!) Next, to keep your sliced bananas from browning, set them in a shallow dish and drizzle with lemon juice.
Assemble Your Dessert:
In a trifle bowl or other type of glass dish, arrange your wafers along the bottom. Top with about 1 cup of pineapple, half of your sliced bananas, half the strawberries, and half of the pudding. Repeat these steps again, beginning with wafers and ending with pudding. *Save a few strawberries for garnish. Spoon your whipped cream on top of the pudding and gently spread it around. Garnish with sliced strawberries or even some leftover pineapple if you have some. Drizzle with chocolate syrup. Top with chopped nuts and several maraschino cherries.

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